Europa League: Rampaging United storm past Sociedad to take Europa first leg advantage
|United players celebrate after outclassing Real Sociedad in Turin on Thursday. (Photo credit: BBC UK)|
Manchester United have all but qualified for the round of 16 of the Europa league after a comprehensive 4-0 annhilation of Real Sociedad away from home on a night they came up against one of their own.
Billed as one of the ties of the round, it lived up to expectations with both attacks looking dangerous in the first half and Marcus Rashford should have opened the scoring early on when put through, but shot straight at goalkeeper Alex Remiro.
Former United academy graduate Adnan Januzaj was up against his old side for the first time since his departure for Spain in 2017 and told Sky on the eve of the game that he had absolutely nothing to prove.
United, who won the trophy in 2017, are among the favourites and Fernandes said they plan on going all the way after being knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage.
"He's good at finding spaces and his technical ability when it comes to chances is top class. Two very good goals," Solskjaer said. "Bruno always wants to do the next thing correctly. He wants to do the next thing at the best of his ability and that is a very good attribute and quality to have. You never rest on your laurels."